While you may be sticking closer home this holiday season, you can still feel the holiday cheer and support your favorite local businesses in The Gorge! Here are a few gift ideas of gifts you can buy online or gift cards you can purchase for future experiences. 


Get a taste of The Gorge with fresh caught fish at Brigham Fish Market. Or, experience the incredible local seasonal produce in the rotating menu at Sugarpine Drive-In. Both offer take-out and gift cards! You can find other ideas for dining gift cards here. 


If local craft brews are what you’re after for your loved ones, look to Thunder Island Brewing or Gorges Beer Co. (coming to Cascade Locks in SPring 2021). to purchase your favorites, or a gift card for the future!

Makers and Artists

There are so many incredible artists and makers who have made the Gorge their home. Check out the work of the artists at the Troutdale Art Center, specializing in photography, painting and bronze art. Or, order small or large pieces of bronze art online from Cascade Locks bronze artists at Lorang Studios


A trip out to The Gorge is made even better when you can stay overnight for more time to explore all outdoor recreation the area has to offer! Plan a trip with a loved one for the future at the Bridal Veil Lodge or McMenamins Edgefield

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